Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds
by Alexandra Bracken

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Published: 2012
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Genre: Dystopia, YA
Hardback: 496 pages
Rating: 5

The Darkest Minds series:
The Darkest Minds
-In Time novella
Never Fade
-Sparks Rise novella
In The Afterlight
-Through The Dark novella

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her-East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.


My two-bits:

I am hooked! After reading this book, I have added the rest of the series to my tbr pile.

This story really captures the YA dystopia vibe with likable characters to root for and baddies who are yet to be revealed. Also, the reason for the state of things are not yet totally explained. Thus, must get book 2.

The romance is sweet and true. But, not smooth. What becomes of the couple? Will love prevail and break out of bounds? So again, need book 2.

Got me thinking (scary thought)...
Kids + uncontrollable superpowers + raging hormones = $#@!

About the author:
I’m Alex. I write about telekinetic teens and floppy-haired wizards. I love Star Wars, classic rock, and 18th century gentlemen.

When I’m not up at 4 AM writing, you can find me running around New York City, where I now live and write full time.


* listened to audio version

* added to my COYER challenge/scavenger hunt (details)

1 comment:

  1. Yep, I can see why this one hooked you. I want to read it, too. Love it when I'm in a fever for the next book.


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